In advance of their debut show at the Beat Kitchen on August 2nd, I had the opportunity to speak with the lead singer Chloe Chaidez of Kitten-whose new EP will be in stores August 28th.
Chloe, how did your group get started?
About like two year ago-I really wanted to do music and just found mutual friends in LA from high school who had played together and formed the band.
Who are the members of the band and what are their backgrounds?
Angie Miller plays guitar and I do vocals. We had the opportunity to play early in our careers with other bands doing cool covers. And from this experience I was able to pull together other members to form Kitten.
For your new fans and folks in Chicago who will come out to here your show-what would you want them to know about the music your do?
I'd say it's really 80's influenced. It's electronic-but very balanced. We find inspiration from many artists coming out of that decade including Blonde and New Order.
What's going on in the scene in LA that helps to inspires the music you play?
The music in LA is ever emerging. There's a lot of new age going on-but there is also a lot of garage bands. I think it cross between what you see live and there is a lot of that going on. We just like to play and the venue does play a roll-we do mainly clubs-and larger theaters-are even better for what we like to do.
For your show coming up at the Beat Kitchen on the 2nd-what can we expect that may set your group apart?
I think it is a lot more punk rock but a lot more aggressive. It's a wild ride that will definitely get crazy. So come out to the show and be entertained!
And keep a look out for our full length album coming out in January.
For a sampling of what's to come-be sure to view Kitten's new video "Cut It Out."